“He told me two things that morning: 1) He wasn’t sure marriage was in the near future as we were both so young and busy with our careers, and 2) We were going to his family’s ranch that weekend.” Michael’s usual truck was in the shop, so they needed to take a much older one, which meant no air-conditioning for a four-hour drive in the Texas heat.
They made two fast-food stops on the trek: “Lots of greasy french fries made for super-cute proposal skin! “I also hadn’t put on a stitch of makeup and could not have been more casual if I tried after that haul.”When they arrived at the ranch, Michael insisted they go on a trail ride despite the fact that Whitney was a novice horseback rider.
She suggested that the amazing Diana Sorensen of Sugokuii Events do the actual wedding, which was crucial.
It’s important to have an event designer and planning team who speak the language and know all of the vendors and processes like the back of their hand.”After the couple confirmed their event designer, Whitney and Michael did what many might call crazy and proceeded to plan an entire wedding at a venue neither of them had ever been to before.
As a result, he looked amazing and fresh in a white button-down and jeans. Well, he tossed me an XL men’s fishing shirt and told me to button it to the top for bugs, and that super-casual look I had going on was taken to a whole new level!“From the moment I saw Cynthia’s work and spoke with her on the phone, I just adored her and her taste,” says Whitney.“She was instrumental—she helped me kick off the direction of not just the looks I would wear but the wedding itself, all the way up to the end.They hopped off their horses, and he got down on one knee.
“Turns out he had the ring in his pocket the whole time,” says Whitney.
“Michael admitted he didn’t know how to ski, and being from Utah and having grown up skiing, I was perplexed as to why someone who couldn’t ski would be on a ski vacation.” He quickly suggested she teach him how.“I was up for the challenge and excited to slyly show off my skills,” Whitney says. I spent every minute of that long ride boasting about my expertise.